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Powershell unix equivilent of vi -b

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Does anyone know the Powershell equivilent to the unix command 'vi -b'? I would like to be able read the line end characters of a file.
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If you use the command:

get-content -encoding byte c:\file.txt

Powershell returns an array of bytes which is the content of the file. You can then examine the whole file a byte at a time.
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To display e.g. ^M^J at the end of Windows text file lines, you can use:
(get-content c:\file.txt -Delimiter "§").Replace([string][char]13, "^M"+[char]13).Replace([string][char]10, '^J'+[char]10)

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That worked, THanks
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